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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (106 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

As the title says it is important to book before going to this popular place. We arrived with a booking and were led to a table while about 10 diners waited! The menu is basic but to the point. Good, simple Japanese food. The bento...More

Thank dudeinnz
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We are avid fans of Japanese food and frequented many Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Also we took a trip to Japan a few years ago and ate at many nice restaurants. We were a bit hesitant to visit a Japanese restaurant in New Zealand but...More

Thank Methanan S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner, absolutely loved it: 1. Super fresh fish. Their Salmon Don was amazing 2. Also loved their JFC (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Thank 201arjunn
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

At first we struggled to find Kohan tucked behind the back of the "main" row of shops in tekapo. When we did we were pleasantly surprised, plenty of locals getting takeaways and popular with Japanese tourists - a good sign we thought. Super friendly and...More

Thank Bartles80
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I ordered 2 different bentos and they are yummy. Very fresh ingredients used and sashimis are good! Reasonably priced. However the restaurant has a weird smell upon entering which kind of turn me off. Be sure to make a reservation as dinner...More

Thank cookielove_23
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here. Prices were reasonable and both the service and food were very good. We made a reservation a day in advance which proved to be prudent. They were turning people away when we were there due to a large...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch as I was heading to Aoraki Mt. Cook. Wanted to be sure I could get some of that locally farmed salmon.. Sure did! Had both the sashimi and salmon teriyaki. Food was good, portions decent sized and fairly priced. A good...More

Thank bas0921
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you go to Japan than this will only be an average place. But the food is good if not great. Endamame was a bit cold and served with no salt. The Tempura was average - needed better dipping sauce. The shrimp Nigiri on the...More

Thank Surjoe
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very good food with beautiful fresh food, particularly anything with the salmon, which is locally farmed. Great to be able to get good food at a rreasonable price when travelling. It's very busy and caters for tourists; we dined there two nights in a row....More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious Japanese fare and sushi. The fish is fresh and very tasty. The food is not incredibly imaginative, but it is really high quality and well priced. The beer was a little sub-par from the tap, but overall it was a lovely evening.

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sarah w
Do you do takeaway?
2 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from vincentlau | Reviewed this property |
yes they do but mainly for people who didnt make a reservation and couldnt wait for 1hr for a table, they were forced to do takeaway. if u know u r gonna be there, no harm in making a reservation and securing a table at... More
Hay Y
do you open for dinner on 25 Dec 2016?
13 September 2016|
Response from WattleFun | Reviewed this property |
Hi please contact the restaurant direct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6688
  • E-mail
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